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Asian Pacific Youth Council’s The Expo: Open Mic Recap

On April 27th, 2013, the Asian Pacific Youth Council (APYC) hosted their very first Open Mic, which was held at the People’s Center Theater in Minneapolis and welcomed a little over 50 attendees. The night was led by guest emcees Tou Saiko Lee, spoken word, hip hop, and community artist/activist, and Justen Gowing, an APYC mentor. The community and youth council were also introduced to Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans’ (CAPM) newest executive director, Sia Her. Further, attendees and performers enjoyed light refreshments from Kowloon Restaurant as they were entertained for the night.

On stage were diversely talented individuals/groups found in and around the twin cities community, with an opening skit and dance from the Asian Pacific Youth Council. Immediately following, with no hesitation, young and aspiring artists performed, one after another. The emcees delightfully interacted with the audience between each performance, which allowed for smooth transition and anticipation of the next performer(s).

Closing the event was brief social time, where all attendees and performers were able to connect and reflect on a successful Open Mic night.

Performers and attendees are all smiles after a fun night.

Performers and attendees are all smiles after a fun night.

Written by: Thayeng Her

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in APYC News, CAPM Events, Community Event

 

The Council for Asian Pacific Minnesotans and Minnesota Humanities Center Announces Inaugural Legacy Fellows

For Immediate Release

St. Paul, MN: The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center are pleased to announce the ten fellows for the inaugural Legacy Fellowship Program.  The goal of the Legacy Fellowship Program is to increase the number of artists of Asian Pacific Islander descent to work in the area of art and cultural preservation.

The program received 29 applications and awarded ten artists whose work and vision demonstrated a commitment to their art, showed a strong understanding of their craft, exhibited promise of potential, and artists who understood the importance of developing their business and leadership skills to advance their artistic careers.

The fellows include Elijah Chhum (filmmaker), Chay Douangphouxay (poet), Joseph Hang (visual artist and architect), Jade Hoyer (book artist), Simrat Kang (visual artist and poet), Joua Lee (filmmaker and spoken word artist), Ying Lee (screenwriter), Baoduoy Peter Pheng (visual artist), Phira Rehm (visual artist and poet), and Peter Yang (writer and filmmaker).

The Legacy Fellowship Program will provide fellows with a grant of $2,000 each to develop a project to showcase work in their respective genres. Additionally, fellows will receive monthly professional development opportunities around topics, such as fundraising, marketing, and building a portfolio.

For applications or more questions, please contact May Lee-Yang at mayleeyang@gmail.com or call 651-757-1740.

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LEGACY FELLOWSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE

 

Meeting Times, Dates, and Location  Topic
Saturday, July 7, 2012 @ 10-2 PMLocation: Black Bear Crossing Café(Michael D. Glass Community Room)

1630 Lexington Parkway N

St. Paul, MN 55103

651-488-4920

http://www.blackbearcrossings.com

OrientationGetting to Know the Other FellowsOverview of the Program
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 6-8 PM   Location: Wilder Foundation(Room 2520)

451 Lexington Parkway North

St. Paul, MN 55104

651-280-2000

An Insider Track to GrantwritingPresented by Katie Leo, playwright, actor, teacher, and MN State Arts Board Community Liaison.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 10-4 PM      Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)

 

Getting Your Sh*t Together: What Every Artist NeedsLearn how to write an interesting bio. Figure out what’s important to put in an artistic resumé. Get a complimentary headshot for your publicity.
Saturday, September 8, 2012 @ 10-4 PM Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)

 

Creating a Five-Year Plan: What You Need To Get to the Next Level in Your Career
Saturday, October 6, 2012@ 10-4 PM  Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)

 

Marketing Yourself
As an artist, how do build audiences for your work? How do you reach out to people beyond flyers?  How do you create a brand for yourself that your audiences will understand and connect with?
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @ 10-4 PM   Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)

 

Making a Living as an ArtistIt’s awesome to get paid for your work. But until you can pay all your bills, what are some ways you can make as an artist?
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 10-2 PM         Location: Black Bear Crossing Café on Como Lake(Michael D. Glass Community Room)

 

Celebrate Your SuccessEvaluate the Program

NOTE: We will provide meals at all meeting times.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in CAPM news, Community Event, Community news

 

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Candidate Meet & Greet

PLEASE JOIN Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA), Lao Assistance Center & other partnering organizations (see list below) in a County Commissioner Candidates Meet & Greet next Thursday, August 2, from 5:30-7:00pm at the Minneapolis Urban League (2100 Plymouth Ave N). RSVP to Nancy Pomplun at nancy@aeda-mn.org or 651-222-7798.

**CANDIDATE MEET & GREET – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)**

What can be expected at the Candidate Meet & Greet?

  • Candidate answers to the attached questionnaire will be shared with attendees
  • Candidates will be be present to answer any questions related to the questionnaire or other questions attendees have

Why is this important?

  • Elections are always focused on the November general election, but the name on the Nov ballot is determined in the Primary Election, which will take place August 14, in Minnesota.
  • There are 9 candidates for the County Commissioner seat, and only the top candidates from the Primary Election will be on the Nov ballot, so this is our opportunity to ensure the best candidate makes it to the Nov ballot

Can my nonprofit promote this?

  • A candidate meet & greet is considered voter education, as long as all candidates have been invited. MN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie believes voter education is an essential role of nonprofits.

What area does County District 2 include?

Who are the partnering organizations for this event?

  • Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
  • Asian Economic Development Association
  • Harrison Neighborhood Association
  • ISAIAH
  • Jewish Community Action
  • Lao Assistant Center
  • Minneapolis Urban League
  • Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Northside Residents Redevelopment Council
  • Redeemer Center for Life
  • The Neighborhood HUB
  • Torch Light
  • Transit for Livable Communities
  • West Broadway Business & Area Coalition

Who are the candidates?

LESLIE DAVIS (Mr.) Nonpartisan www.lesliedavisforcommissioner.org
STEVE DEHLER Nonpartisan www.stevedehler.com
ROLF ERICKSON Nonpartisan www.facebook.com/RolfforHenn
LINDA HIGGINS Nonpartisan higginsforhennepin.com
TONIA JOHNSON Nonpartisan JOHNSON4D2.COM
KATHLEEN MURDOCK Nonpartisan www.electmurdock.com
PAULA PENTEL Nonpartisan paulapentel.com
DON SAMUELS Nonpartisan samuels4county.com
ROGER SMITHRUD Nonpartisan smithrud.com
BLONG YANG Nonpartisan www.yangforcommissioner.com
 
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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Community Event

 

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